- Munno Para Shopping centre was not always there, you know. Stunned silence.
- What is on your school logo (anvil). A puzzle piece.
- In what year did white settlement start in South Australia? 1642, 1723, 1822, even 1990.
- Where could I find out information on Smithfield? Google, computers, Internet. Yes but where did Google get the information from? electricity.
The concept of a before, is foreign, if its there now it had to always be there. It was great to tell the kids the original of the suburbs names and I hope that this gives them a more sense of place. We see history all around us but often are oblivious to it, in street names, logos, suburb names. I explain to the kids that history is like doing a puzzle, one bit of information at a time and often Chinese whispers gets thrown in, that distorts what gets passed on.
Can't wait till the next talk.